Part of the Paris Fintech Forum Communities program for 2021, this podcast focus on Fintech founding myths from the pioneering innovators, entrepreneurs and investors who turned their disruptive visions into reality.

Hosted by broadcaster Elliott Gotkine the F in Tech podcast lifts the lid on fintech founders whose journeys of genius - and despair - are changing our lives, mostly for the better.

The F in Tech podcast is co-produced in 2021 by the Paris Fintech Forum with the support of bpifrance

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Zopa co-founder, Giles Andrews, [PFF2021/07]

With a passion for motor racing and cars Giles Andrews wasnt always destined to found a fintech. And when he did, he almost crashed and burned. But under his leadership, he turned the p2p lending pioneer around. And while banks and other lenders were coming unstuck during the global financial crisis, Zopa sailed through - and even grew, eventually...

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Future Family Co-Founder & CEO, Claire Tomkins [PFF2021/06]

They say founding a startup is like raising a child. After blowing more than $100,000 on her own fertility treatment, Claire Tomkins did both, alongside founding Future Family - a fertility-financing fintech - to help others do the same.

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Goodlord CEO & Nutmeg Chairman, William Reeve [PFF2021/05]

Serial entrepreneur William Reeve is CEO of lettings software platform Goodlord and Chairman of robo-advisor Nutmeg. He sold his first startup - Fletcher Research - to Forrester (just before the #dotcom bust), and co-founded Secret Escapes. But is probably best known for co-founding LOVEFiLM which, after seeing off Amazon, was eventually bought...

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Kantox Co-Founder & CEO, Philippe Gelis [PFF2021/04]

Picture this: you've been beavering away for years on your fintech. Friends and family have chipped in. And now you've just raised your seed round of 1m. Everything is going great - until your bank closes your account for no reason, leaving you with no means to receive the cash. What do you do? Philippe Gelis doesn't need to use his imagination...

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Curve Founder & CEO Shachar Bialik [PFF2021/03]

They say bad things always come in threes. Shachar Bialik would no doubt agree. Brexit and COVID would ordinarily be enough on their own to floor many businesses. Throw in the Wirecard fraud fiasco, and its a wonder hes still around to tell the tale. But not only did he and Curve survive. They thrived. The #fintech recently announced it had raised...

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eToro Co-Founder & CEO, Yoni Assia [PFF2021/02]

Is working in roller coasters not the perfect metaphor - and experience - for running an online trading platform? We think so! Yoni Assia, who leads social trading platform eToro, had his first taste of entrepreneurship when he founded a startup that involved installing video cameras on white-knuckle rides, and then selling DVDs to the riders as...

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Hippo Co-Founder & CEO, Assaf Wan‪d [PFF2021/01]

Is it an insurtech, is it a unicorn, is it a hippo? It's all three! Having raised more than $700m, Hippo - which unlike, Lemonade, is firmly focused on homeowners insurance - is one of the hottest insurtechs on the planet. An IPO may happen this year. But getting to this point wasn't a given: When we started the company," says Assaf, "the VCs kicked...

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